Public feedback is a key component in this comprehensive review and will help shape the Board’s work to improve district efficiencies.
Approximately 300 parents, CMS staff and community members attended the meeting from 6-8:30 p.m. at Harding University High. Board chairman Eric C. Davis welcomed attendees in the school’s media center and explained the reason for the community discussion.
“We want to listen and hear your thoughts and ideas to sustain and improve education in our community,” said Davis. “This is important work and it is essential that the community is part of this vital process.”
Attendees were divided into seven break-out sessions to discuss the district’s seven guiding principles. More than 40 people attended most sessions to share ideas and offer suggestions for improvements. At the conclusion of the hour-long sessions, participants returned to the media center where each session facilitator summarized the ideas and suggestions.
Some of the suggestions and feedback:
Three more community forums will be held:
Tuesday, June 22: 6-8 p.m.Government Center 600 E. 4th Street
Thursday, June 24: 6:30-8 p.m.South Mecklenburg High (auditorium)8900 Park Road
Monday, June 28: 6:30-8 p.m.Hopewell High (auditorium)11530 Beatties Ford Road